verb \ˈkrənch\

: to make the loud sound of something being crushed

: to move along a surface that makes the loud sound of something being crushed

: to process (numbers, information, etc.) : to examine and analyze (numbers, information, etc.)

Full Definition of CRUNCH

intransitive verb
:  to chew or press with a crushing noise
:  to make one's way with a crushing noise
transitive verb
:  to chew, press, or grind with a crunching sound
:  process; especially :  to perform mathematical computations on <crunch numbers>
crunch·able \ˈkrən-chə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of CRUNCH

  1. We could hear the truck's tires crunching along the gravel road.
  2. When she crunched the numbers, she found that the business's profits were actually much lower than the company had said.

Origin of CRUNCH

alteration of craunch
First Known Use: 1706

Related to CRUNCH

Rhymes with CRUNCH



: the sound made when something hard is being chewed or crushed : a crunching sound

: the quality of a food that produces a loud sound when it is chewed : a crunchy quality

the crunch : a very difficult point or situation

Full Definition of CRUNCH

:  an act of crunching
:  a sound made by crunching
:  a tight or critical situation: as
a :  a critical point in the buildup of pressure between opposing elements :  showdown
b :  a severe economic squeeze (as on credit)
c :  shortage <an energy crunch>
:  a conditioning exercise performed from a supine position by raising and lowering the upper torso without reaching a sitting position

Examples of CRUNCH

  1. the crunch of someone eating a carrot
  2. We could hear the crunch of the truck's tires on the gravel road.
  3. The crunch came when the computer stopped working.

First Known Use of CRUNCH



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